Destroyer (Gorgoroth album)

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Destroyer – or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer
Gorgoroth destroyer.jpg
Studio album by Gorgoroth
Released 18 May 1998 (1998-05-18)
Recorded 1994-1998
Genre Black metal
Length 37:09
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Infernus
Gorgoroth chronology
Under the Sign of Hell
Incipit Satan
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Destroyer – or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer is the fourth full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. It was their first release on Nuclear Blast. It contained eight tracks performed by several different lineups, with band founder Infernus being the only member to be featured on all tracks. Four different vocalists were featured on the album, including Infernus on two tracks, Pest on four tracks, and T-Reaper and new vocalist Gaahl each on one track.[2]

Destroyer was the first album to feature Gaahl and guitarist Tormentor, the only one for T-Reaper and drummer Vrolok, the last to feature Pest until his return in 2008, and the last for drummer Frost until his return in 2004.

The album was re-released in 2006 by Back on Black Records as a gatefold vinyl LP. The subtitle of the album, "Or About How to Philosophize with the Hammer", was also the subtitle of Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols, which itself would be a future Gorgoroth album title.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Destroyer" Infernus Tormentor 3:49
2. "Open the Gates" Pest Infernus 5:29
3. "The Devil, the Sinner and His Journey" Infernus Infernus 3:26
4. "Om kristen og jødisk tru" (About Christian and Jewish Faith) Pest Infernus 4:47
5. "På slagmark langt mot nord" (On Battlefields Far North) Pest Infernus 5:08
6. "Blodoffer" (Blood Offering) Infernus, Tormentor Infernus, Tormentor 3:19
7. "The Virginborn" Pest Infernus 8:15
8. "Slottet i det fjerne" (Darkthrone cover) Fenriz Fenriz 3:41
Total length: 37:09



Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ "Destroyer". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 2012-02-13.